Getting ready can be therapeutic. The routine is comforting and it feels good to devote some time entirely to yourself. Some mornings the lure of the snooze button is too strong to resist and we find ourselves scrambling to get out the door. Here are some things that you can do to speed up the process and create the perfect look in minutes.
1. Use Multi-tasking Products
Save time and money, and get the most out of your beauty items by opting for multi-tasking products. BB and CC creams are perfect time-savers in the morning as they hold multiple functions like moisturizing your face, evening out your skin tone and protecting your skin with SPF. Makeup tints that work on cheeks, lips and eyes are simple to use, save time and are easy to throw in your bag for quick touch-ups throughout the day.
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2. Get Dry Shampoo and Dry Conditioner
When you don’t have time to hit the shower, opt for a dry shampoo and a dry conditioner. Dry shampoo is a miracle product for days when you are too busy to wash and style your hair. Not only is dry shampoo great at soaking up excess oil and adding volume, it also leaves a subtle fresh fragrance in your hair and can lengthen the life of a perfect blowout. Dry conditioner works wonders for ends that feel like straw after a long day or night.
Time taken = 1 minute
3. Find Lip Colors That Pop
If you don’t have time for a full face of makeup, a quick swipe of brightly colored lipstick instantly pulls your whole look together, leaving you feeling great and looking polished. Corals, pinks and reds freshen up your face and never go out of style.
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Take five minutes the night before to choose what you’re going to wear and store everything in an easy to reach place for the following morning. Organize your makeup and beauty products and streamline your routine so that you know where everything is and aren’t spending extra time trying to locate things in the morning.
Time taken in the morning = 0 minutes (it’s already done the night before)
5. Love Yourself
Remember that while outfits, makeup and hairstyles make you feel good, they don’t determine your beauty. A little extra leg hair or slightly greasy roots won’t change who you are inside; embrace your naturally beautiful self!
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